Visual arts

Visual arts

Our art programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian art of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Bogdan Raţă’s Colossal Hand in Front of St George's Hall, Liverpool

Bogdan Raţă’s Colossal Hand in Front of St George's Hall, Liverpool

Daring sculptor Bogdan Raţă features in this year’s edition of the Independents Liverpool Biennial with his 3.5 meters high sculpture 'The Middle Way', depicting a huge palm open to the sky. The oversized, traffic-stopping sign is placed in front of St George’s Hall, one of Liverpool’s landmarks, as part of the...

04/07 - 26/10/2014 @ St George’s Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool L11JJ
Transylvania, a pictorial journey

Transylvania, a pictorial journey

Illustrator and explorer George Butler’s love letter to Transylvania, the exhibition 'Capturing Carpathia', made in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund, opens at the RCI London as part of our perennial commitment to reveal the sights, sounds and tastes of Romania through the eyes of British travellers and artists. George...

27/10 - 07/11/2014 @ RCI London

Events archive

A Romanian Spin at Kinetica Art Fair

A Romanian Spin at Kinetica Art Fair

A multinational creative ensemble led by Romanian-Bulgarian visual artist Mihaela Kavdanska is featuring in London’s Kinetica Art Fair, a showcase of artworks marrying pure imagination and technology prowess. The project, entitled 4th Skin, is presented with the support of RCI and consists of a spectacular inter-media dance performance...

16 - 19/10/2014 @ The Old Truman Brewery, London
Architecture and Memory: 'GM Cantacuzino – a Hybrid Modernist'

Architecture and Memory: 'GM Cantacuzino – a Hybrid Modernist'

We are delighted to announce our fifth participation at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), a cityscape of architectural experimentation and innovation, with an exhibition dedicated to one of the least known polymaths of the 20th century – George Matei Cantacuzino. The first monographic travelling exhibition on a...

12/06 - 29/08/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Exhibition Opening: 'The Allure of Typography'

Exhibition Opening: 'The Allure of Typography'

Despite its tremendous expansion, the e-book has not made the sophisticated art of typography and book design obsolete. Books remain as refined an object as ever and no less desirable. To prove that exquisite typography is thriving, an exhibition of the most beautiful Romanian books of 2013, curated by the Association for Performance and...

09/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London
Rethinking London

Rethinking London

Three research teams made up of twelve international students from the Architectural Association Design Research Lab in London led by professor Theodore Spyropoulos, including the Romanian Octavian Gheorghiu, present an alternative vision of the capital's future, putting forward an ecology of intelligent machines. The students explore...

27/02/2014
Fashion Exhibition: 'Beauty in the Making'

Fashion Exhibition: 'Beauty in the Making'

LATEST NEWS: Out of 146 designers from 25 countries exhibiting at the International Fashion Showcase, Lucian Broscățean has been granted a Special Mention at the Emerging Talent Awards   We are delighted to announce our fourth consecutive participation at the London Fashion Week, a cityscape of the world’s highest profile...

12 - 21/02/2014 @ ICR London

"Trajan 1900": Lights & Music Show by Dreamrec and Rochiţe

The Romanian Cultural Institute London celebrates 1900 years from the dedication of Trajan’s Column in Rome, a timeless and crucially important monument for Romanian identity, with a modern take on two millennia of history, part of a festive programme of events spanning two months. The project is a collaboration with the Victoria and...

17/01/2014 @ Victoria and Albert Museum, Room 111

"Trajan 1900". Photography Exhibition in 3D

The “Trajan 1900” series of events organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and celebrating 1900 years since the consecration of one of the most impressive monuments of antiquity, opened in 1 Belgrave Square with the stereoscopic photography exhibition “Trajan’s...

21/11 - 21/12/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PH
Romanians Against Gravity: Aurel Vlaicu, Flight Daredevil

Romanians Against Gravity: Aurel Vlaicu, Flight Daredevil

Join us in the celebration of one of the world’s most enigmatic and daring pioneers of flight, Aurel Vlaicu. A mechanical genius raised from humble origins to international fame and an aviator of reckless courage, Vlaicu was an important figure of the 20th century tremendous technological revolution that conquered gravity and put man...

13/10 - 02/12/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
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